SHI Completes World’s Largest Boxship-20,150 TEU MOL Triumph

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) held a naming ceremony today at its Geoje shipyard for the largest containership built so far. The newbuilding is the first of four 20,150 TEU containerships, ordered from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) in February 2015. Four mega ships were ordered as part of a deal for construction of six 20,000 TEU containerships, whereas remaining two were ordered from shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co. The six vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2017, and will serve the Asia-Europe service.

MOL Triumph, with length of 400m, breadth 58.8m, depth 32.8m, can transport 20,150 containers. The eco-friendly ship boasts energy-saving equipment designed by SHI including propeller, rudder valve, and stator. This type of ships can reduce CO2 emissions per container moved by about 50% compared to 8,000 TEU containerships.

MOL Triumph will be delivered to MOL on March 27th after finishing preparation for maiden voyage.

(World Maritime News)